ART Specialists/Clinicians

John Snow, Inc.

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five year project which will be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates,mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western. USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.

Position Title: ART Specialists/Clinicians
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Selected hospitals and health centres in Central Province (Chitambo, Serenje, Mkushi, Luano, Ngabwe, Kapiri Mposhi, Kabwe, Chibombo, Chisamba, Mumbwa)
Note: Kindly indicate your preferred district.

Job Summary

The USAID/PEPFAR SAFE Project works closely with GRZ health facilities to provide HIV/AIDS services in Central, Copperbelt and Northwestern Provinces. The project now seeks the services of 12 highly qualified and motivated health professionals to fill the position of ART providers/facility based clinicians who will be based in the districts enlisted above. These will report to the Provincial Director of Clinical Services.



Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Attend to ART clients on a daily basis
  • Initiate new clients onto treatment using the most recent treatment guidelines from MOH
  • Ensure that all clients have their laboratory investigations and receive their results timely
  • Inform the project leadership about any form of drug resistance that you observe
  • Work with treatment adherence supporters to ensure that all patients are retained on treatment and that they get positive outcomes from treatment
  • Work with district and Project nutritionists to assess all patients for nutritional support, where it is needed
  • Work with the M&E unit to compile trends in the behaviour of UNAIDS strategy of 90, 90, 90 but more importantly the trends of the viral load results for each client and per facility
  • Attend facility and district led meetings on ART particularly those involving SAFE supported facilities
  • Closely work with the TB department to make bidirectional referrals to rule out co-morbidity of HIV and TB
  • Provide hands on mentorship to other members of staff at the facility on new developments in ART
  • Complete monthly and quarterly reports as well as participate in DQA activities
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief of Party.

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies:

a). For hospitals and very high volume health centres:

  • Medical Doctor with MBChB or equivalent with additional training and experience in adult and paediatrics ART
  • Ability to lead and work in teams including working as the District Team Lead for USAID/PEPFAR SAFE activities in the district
  • Good communication skills and personality appropriate for mentoring health workers and provide on the job training
  • Deep knowledge of both WHO and the Zambian treatment guidelines
  • Able to work smoothly with GRZ hospitals and District Health ART coordinators and provide the District Health Director with updates on the performance of facilities
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritize activities in support of Project goals and deadlines
  • Willingness to support roving/mobile teams when called upon

b). For high volume health centres

  • Clinical officer with Diploma in Clinical Medicine with additional training and experience in adult and paediatrics ART
  • Ability to work long hours and work in harmony with other Project and GRZ staff
  • Good communication skills and personality appropriate for mentoring health workers and on the job training
  • Deep knowledge of both WHO and the Zambian treatment guidelines
  • Able to work smoothly with GRZ hospitals and District Health ART coordinators
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritize activities in support of Project goals and deadlines
  • Willingness to support roving/mobile teams when called upon



To apply: Send an application via email to [email protected] In the subject line please indicate the position you are applying for; only those applications that reference the position in the subject line will be reviewed. Your application should consist of a cover letter and CV with three references and full addresses and contact information. Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement when applying for this role.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after the closing date, kindly assume that your application was not successful.

To apply for this job email your details to saferecruitment@jsi.com

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